Wanted: A tutor for Ranveer Singh

Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 7:25am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is looking for a Marathi teacher who will help the actor prepare for Bajirao's role

Ranveer Singh who sported a dead-on Gujarati diction in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela won't find it easy to sail through the dialogues of SLB's upcoming ambitious project. The fastidious filmmaker and his dialogue writer Prakash Kapadia have decided to zero in on a Marathi tutor for Ranveer to hone his Marathi skills for Bajirao Mastani.

Says a source close to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, "Ranveer would have to get his language and diction completely right. The director doesn't want a hue and cry over the words being mis-pronounced. Ranveer is already familiar with Marathi and can even speak the language. But for this role, he needs to get the nuances and layering right."

Baji Rao was a noted general who served as Peshwa to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati Shahu ji from 1720. As the movie is set on historical background, the filmmaker is leaving no stone unturned to make it as artistically authentic as possible.

SLB would start Ranveer's speech and action training well in advance of the shooting in November.

"Ranveer needs to look convincing as a Maratha warrior. He also needs to acquire a more somber image than the one one he has. SLB has asked Ranveer to control his nervous energy off screen and use it for the role," says a source close to the director.

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